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Fireworks! The bane of my existence, whatever that means. Decorated eggs are for Easter! Decorated cards are for Valentine’s Day! Fireworks are for July 4th, set off by professionals in a safe … more
Is there plenty of PPE out there?  In some places, sure. But a long-term-care interest group crunched the numbers and found that where the virus is raging, PPE is lacking in nursing homes and … more
What happens in a nursing home when someone is ill with COVID-19? What should you do at home? The Northeast isn’t seeing the sharp rise in cases that the South and Southwest U.S. are, but … more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Residents of Braemar at Wallkill, one of the region’s newest assisted-living facilities, received a special treat on August 6: A Zoom visit from former Mets pitcher and … more
If you’re a senior—well, a person of any age, really—and are worried about how you’ll pay your bills, there are resources out there to help.  Seniors are in a … more
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The day Tropical Storm Isaias arrived, Priscilla Bassett lost a tree.  It fell across the road that runs from her house to the main road, blocking … more
A few weeks ago, Pennsylvania’s Department on the Aging and Council on Aging released the results of a survey of older adults, taken during lockdown (www.bit.ly/RRseniorcdc). They wanted to … more
Back in 1963, when Older Americans Month was established, 65-year-olds were born in 1898. They remembered horses and buggies. Ice delivery. World War One. Kerosene lamps. And there were only 17 … more
Reporting this, I learned something important. Seniors want to share their experiences and their knowledge, but they’re private. Sometimes it’s because they grew up in an era when you … more
Go ahead and search “job hunting tips for seniors.” The internet will give you lots of suggestions, from “don’t be lazy” (Thanks, internet!) to “use Indeed and … more
REGIONAL — Growing Older Together (GOT) is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that provides dues-paying members, aged 60 and older, both the practical means and the social … more
February is American Heart Month, and heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It’s, therefore, no surprise that a large percentage of hospice … more
REGION — As families across the country are preparing for Thanksgiving, 16 million family members and friends will be caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s … more
Sullivan County Office for the Aging County Government Center 100 North Street, PO Box 5012 Monticello, NY 12701 Phone: 845/794-3000 ext. 0241 Direct dial: 845/807-0241 Hours: … more
Free presentation on Alzheimer’s and dementia HONESDALE, PA — On Tuesday, December 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Park Street Complex, located at 648 West Park St., there will be a free … more
Grandparents take on the challenge of childrearing in their retirement years more
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